Cut Edge Seam

Written on 14 Dec 2015

Making a cut edge seam

Cut edge seam and hand stitching Let’s assume that we are making a leather product which has just two pieces exactly the same size; a back and a front, which are to be hand-stitched together – perhaps it’s a simple card slip, mobile phone slip or similar.

Bag Design in 6 Easy Steps

Written on 28 Nov 2015


Bag Design

Designing a bag needs careful thought and planning. If you want your bag design to be successful then consider the following points before cutting into your leather!

Making a U-Gusset for a Leather Bag

Written on 27 Nov 2015


The side panel or U Gusset

Making a U-Gusset

‘U’ gussets are used for bags which have a one-piece body; that is to say, the bag back and front (and often the flap too) are cut from one piece of leather. Read on for help with making and a U-gusset.

Piped Seam for a leather bag

Written on 25 Nov 2015

Piped Seam

A leather bag showing part of a piped seam

Piped Seam

An attractive seam which is used for raw edges that are to be worn on the inside of the bag rather than the outside. The piping will be fitted with the bag being made inside-out. The piped seam will be visible once the  bag has been turned the right-way-around, after the piping work is complete.


Written on 18 Jun 2015

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